Driving along the winding A57 and leaving Sheffield behind, the countryside is more and more alluring to the eye and without prior knowledge or straying off the beaten track the Redmires Reservoirs could be completely over looked which we have done many times before. Taking a turn uphill, purely to explore we discovered this stunning area and a new place to play, hike and wonder at. The reservoirs were created in 1836 to give clean drinking water to the people of Sheffield, four years after the Sheffield area was struck down with a terrible outbreak of cholera in 1832....Read More
Author: Janine Moore
Once one of Nottingham’s largest, most powerful windmills, built in 1807. Throughout it’s successful and turbulent times and a devastating fire, Green’s mill has been a big part of Nottingham’s history. The mill is now a Science Centre and a fully restored working windmill once again, it is dedicated to it’s former owner, the renowned scientist and mathematician, George Green. Green’s windmill is a fantastic place where children and adults can take part in fun, educational activities and tour the mill. (Maybe you will see the mill working if the sails are turning during your visit.) You can buy...Read More
The Woolpacks is a stunning area on the Kinder Scout plateau in the Peak District National Park with beautifully sculptured boulders scattered all around, sculptured by the elements I hasten to add. The widely scattered rock formations and boulders are a real spectacle and without visiting in person it’s hard to relay the atmosphere they create on this expanse of peat and heather covered moorland. Views across the Edale valley are amazing on a good clear day, and I would advise a hike up here on a fair day due to the remoteness of the moorland a top of...Read More
An easy recipe and unlike conventional bread recipes it contains no yeast or fuss. Moist and fruity whilst remaining surprising light. If you prepare ahead it’s a lovely addition to an afternoon cup of Yorkshire tea, or if like me you enjoy a tasty and aromatic coffee, a slice of Yorkshire Tea Loaf goes perfectly well with your cup of Joe! I like to use this loaf as a picnic food, a breakfast slice on the go or packed as a hiking snack. Tasty, fat free and if you choose can also be sugar free, a handy recipe to...Read More
Owning pets can be a real pleasure and ultimately transform your house into a home, but if you’re already a pet owner I hardly need to mention it. I’ve grown up with pets around me all my life and can’t remember a time when we didn’t own at least a few pets at a time. Keeping animals is tied into my genes. My Grandad, Henry and grandma Alice, although I never met them, lived on a Hampshire farm with my mother and her 7 siblings. As soon as my mum was old enough she too began her own small...Read More
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